BodiSculpting Specialists introduces a new procedure to enhance your lips. A lip thread lift addresses the physical shape of the mouth by using special threads to gently, yet effectively, lift the smile line into a more rejuvenated position.
The procedure uses PDO threads, which are the very latest non-surgical technology. They are incredibly fine, so they can be used in the most delicate of procedures, such as lifting and sculpting the lips.
PDO threads are made from Polydioxanone, which is a substance that naturally stimulates the production of collagen
What Are PDO Threads?
PDO threads are made of polydioxanone (PDO). These are similar to those used in medical suturing. The threads are very fine and the body absorbs them over time. These threads are inserted into the subcutaneous layer of the skin using small needles. They remain implanted in the skin causing micro-injuries that stimulate collagen synthesis and tissue contraction. After about six months, the threads are fully absorbed by the body leaving new collagen in their place.
There are a variety of PDO threads. Some are thinner, some thicker. Some are barbed to hold in place, others are not barbed but are braided. The threads are designed to anchor in the skin and provide lifting of sagging areas. At BodiSculpting Specialists, we use soft PDO threads for lip enhancements, to help reduce acne scarring, and to create skin tightening in nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
Candidates For PDO Threads
PDO threads are suitable for anyone who wants to improve the appearance of sagging skin around the lower nose and around the lips, those who suffer from acne scarring, and those that are interested in enhancing the appearance of their lips.
Benefits Of PDO Thread Lifts
PDO threads at BodiSculpting Specialists help tighten sagging skin tissue using threads that are biocompatible with human skin. Once introduced into the deeper layers of the skin, these are the effects they create:
- Cellular renewal through collagen stimulation
- Skin tightening
- New blood vessel creation to improve skin circulation
Where Can PDO Threads Be Used?
PDO threads can be used across the face. At BodiSculpting Specialists, however, we focus on the areas around the mouth and nose. We reverse sagging that has created nasolabial folds and with lines that have formed around the mouth, such as marionette lines.
Risks Of PDO Thread Lifts
Side effects are typically minimal and include swelling and bruising that lasts for 2-3 days. Threads may have to be removed if they migrate, don’t fully take hold, or extrude. Asymmetrical results are also possible, but can be corrected by removing the original threads and changing to different threads. There is a slight risk of infection and nerve damage.
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